Plant Care Oregon boxleaf

Oregon boxleaf

Also known as

Oregon boxleaf, Oregon boxwood, mountain lover, box, hedge, false box and myrtle box leaf


Paxistima myrsinites

How to care for Oregon boxleaf


How often to water your Oregon boxleaf

Water needs for Oregon boxleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Oregon boxleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Louisville, Kentucky.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Oregon boxleaf in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Oregon boxleaf in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 7th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…

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Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.6% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 23.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Oregon boxleaf in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Oregon boxleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oregon boxleaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oregon boxleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

Oregon boxleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Oregon boxleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Oregon boxleaf: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Oregon boxleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Oregon boxleaf

Oregon boxleaf

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Louisville, Kentucky, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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